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Problem: The figure shows a metal wire and the direction of the electric current, I, in the wire. Which of the statements is correct? A. Electrons in the wire move to the right towards a region of higher potential. B. Electrons in the wire move to the right towards a region of lower potential. C. Electrons in the wire move to the left towards a region of higher potential. D. Positive ions in the wire move to the left towards a region of higher potential. E. Positive ions in the wire move to the right towards a region of lower potential.

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The figure shows a metal wire and the direction of the electric current, I, in the wire. Which of the statements is correct?

A. Electrons in the wire move to the right towards a region of higher potential.

B. Electrons in the wire move to the right towards a region of lower potential.

C. Electrons in the wire move to the left towards a region of higher potential.

D. Positive ions in the wire move to the left towards a region of higher potential.

E. Positive ions in the wire move to the right towards a region of lower potential.

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